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​​​​​​​​​​​​There once was a rich baker who sent for 20 of the poorest children in his town and said to them, "In this basket is a loaf of bread for each of you. Take one and come back every day and I'll give you more." Immediately the youngsters began quarreling about who would get the largest loaf. Snatching from the basket, they each left without even thanking the baker. Gretchen, a poorly dressed little girl, patiently waited until the others had left. She then took the last remaining loaf, which was the smallest loaf in the basket, kissed the old man's hand and went home. 

The next day the scene was repeated. But when Gretchen's mother sliced this loaf, she found many shiny silver coins inside. When Gretchen brought the money back to the baker he said, "No my child, it was not a mistake. I put them into the smallest loaf to reward you."

This story reminds me of the fact that God rewards us for our faithfulness and service though it may not be visible to our eyes right now. Sometimes it may even seem that it's not worth it to serve the Lord because of the small or no reward we can see right now. However, we need to remember that, "...Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him." (I Corinthians 2:9)

~ Pastor Tim Hallett, Jr, Birch Street Baptist Church, Eau Claire, WI -  From "Call to Glory" A Devotional Guide

forget to silence their phones during a service. Phone calls are constant and play a big part in our lives. At times, I wish we just had the old rotary phones. 

Just as we silence our cell phones to keep from hearing a ringtone, I believe some believers have silenced their heart to keep from hearing God's call in their life. As sinners, we are selfish in our thoughts, our desires, and our actions. We want what we want and we want it when we want it (say that 3 times fast!). We sit in church services and hear what the preacher is preaching but yet it has no effect on our heart. Why? I believe we have chosen to ignore God's constant conviction and calling. We have chosen to ignore what the Bible says and justify our own actions. If the Bible says it will not return void, then every time we hear or read the Bible our hearts should be stirred to action (Isaiah 55:11).

God wants us to answer His call. In this passage, we see how Samuel answered god by saying, "Speak, Lord; for thy servant heareth." Will you answer God's call on your life? {Ring...Ring} Here am I, Lord!

~ Brad Higgins, Youth Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Conover, NC - From "Call to Glory" A Devotional Guide

Daily Devotionals

Read:  I Corinthians 3:11-15


the little things matter


Read: Genesis 2:1-7


questions of Life


many theories but no real answers. The wisest man that ever lived, Solomon, called God the Creator in Ecclesiastes 12:1 and David in our text said that God made us. There is your answer.

The second question that man has no real answer for is: "What am I here for? What is my purpose for living upon God's good earth"? There was a song from the past, "Why was I born? Why am I living?" The answer to this is also found in the Bible. Consider first, we are not here to sin. James 1:15 says, "Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." We are not here for pleasure (I Timothy 5:6), nor to dream and drift through life doing our own thing. Then why are we here? Isaiah 43:7 says that we were created to bring Glory to God. To do this we need to be saved, surrendered, and serving.

The third question that has no answer outside the Bible is: "Where am I going after I leave this world?" The Bible says there are only two places. One called Heaven and the other called hell.

John 3:36 states that if you believe on the Son (Jesus), you have everlasting life (in Heaven), but if you believe not the Son, you have the wrath of God (in a lake of fire.) What are your answers to these questions?

~ Dr. Leon Foote, Evangelist, Canaan Baptist Church, Covington, GA -  From "Call to Glory" A Devotional Guide

It was at a Christian school rally that the speaker announced that his subject was "Three Questions that Public Education Has No Answer For." As he began his message, I had to smile for I had used that outline for years at funerals and youth rallies. I called it "Questions of Life." You cannot find the answer to these questions outside of the Bible.

The first question: Where did we come from? Man has tried for centuries to  find  the answer. Evolutionists have put forth 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Our society is cell phone crazy! Whether it is a parent calling their child or teenager, a construction worker calling to receive assistance on  job site, or a Pastor calling to check on the health of a church member, we rely heavily on our cell phone. In working with teenagers, I frequently hear about the newest app or funniest ring tone. I watch as their fingers move with lightning speed as they are texting their friends. I remind them to silence their phones during our times together so we are not interrupted. Sometimes it is the adults who forget to 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Read:  I Samuel 3:1-21


{ring ring}